Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Arizona

Q: My old roommate left her two dogs at my house when she moved out a year ago how long til the dogs are mine?

So my old roommate left her two dogs at my house a year ago along with her belongings and 3 months later she came to pick up her property. And when she did pick up her stuff, she didn't even inquire about taking the dogs with her and left them again at my house. Now it has been a year since I've had them and she has only bought one bag of food for them and hasn't even tried to reclaim the dogs until just recently. Am I able to claim these dogs as mine or does she have any right to them?

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Adam Studnicki

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  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: If they dogs are her property, then they are her property. You might ask for compensation for your costs in taking care of her property.

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